Negro Southern League Museum
Located in Birmingham, AL, the Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) is a history museum dedicated to African-American baseball exhibiting sports memorabilia. The site also contains the Center for Negro League Baseball Research, a research center dedicated to the research and preservation of the history of black baseball in America..
The Negro Southern League
The Negro Southern League was created in 1920 by a group of African-American businessmen and baseball enthusiasts. From 1920 until its demise in 1951, the Negro Southern League served as a feeder route for many great black baseball players to go on to the Negro American League and Negro National League. The museum celebrates this league.
The Birmingham Black Barons were organized in 1920 as the Birmingham Stars, one of the first eight teams of the Negro Southern League. That same year, Rube Foster organized the Negro National League.